Lancashire Care Library Bulletins – April 2018

The Gosall Library, April 2018

This week’s Library bulletins are on Dementia, Learning Disabilities and, Health and Wellbeing.



BMJ Best Practice – now available at LCFT!

The Gosall Library, April 2018

We now have access to BMJ Best Practice at Lancashire Care. BMJ Best Practice is a clinical decision support tool that takes you quickly and accurately to the latest evidence based information, whenever and wherever you need it. You can use BMJ Best Practice to:

  • Search thousands of clinical topics and over 6,000 clinical guidelines
  • Find answers fast using a layout that mirrors the patient consultation
  • Access information anywhere, with offline access via the award winning BMJ Best Practice app
  • Get step-by-step guidance via the unique treatment algorithm tables
  • Watch procedural videos on common clinical conditions
  • Check prescription guidance using linked drug databases and over 250 medical calculators
  • Stay current with Important Updates and Cochrane Clinical Answers highlighted within each topic
  • Ensure your ongoing professional development, with automatic CME/CPD tracking.

Access to BMJ Best Practice is with your LCFT OpenAthens account.

Once you have logged in with your OpenAthens account you can also create a personal account which will allow you download the BMJ Best Practice app and track your CME/CPD activity.

There are user guides and videos available to help you get started with using the resource.




The CCIO Interview: Ayesha Rahim, Lancashire Care NHS FT

digitalhealth, March 2018

An interview with Dr. Ayesha Rahim, chief clinical information officer and deputy medical director of Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust. Ayesha talks about why the NHS needs to “skill-up” its leaders if it hopes to achieve true digital transformation, and explains why empowering patients is the key to exceptional healthcare.

Click here to view the full text.

Stay up to date with KnowledgeShare!

The Gosall Library, March 2018

Staff and students on placement at Lancashire Care now have access to KnowledgeShare. KnowledgeShare is an online web-based current awareness system that is NHS OpenAthens password protected. We will create a profile of you in the system detailing your interests. Our KnowledgeShare notifications will be highly personalised and targeted to you.  Focusing on evidence that will change practice, and the latest publications on quality, safety, education and the patient experience, our aim is to bring you what you need to know and no more.

Click here to complete the form and return it to the Library to sign up.